Saturday, November 13, 2010

Edit main menu in fedora

Starting from fedora 12, I found out that I cannot edit my main menu anymore. This is kind of frustrating since I installed many custom applications, and I would like it to be easily accessible from the main menu. After searching around, i found out that one package is not included in fedora 12 livecd. The package is called alacarte.

$ rpm -qi alacarte
Name : alacarte Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 0.12.4 Vendor: Fedora Project
Release : 1.fc12 Build Date: Tue 22 Sep 2009 08:41:26 AM MYT
Install Date: Sat 13 Nov 2010 07:17:32 AM MYT Build Host:
Group : Applications/System Source RPM: alacarte-0.12.4-1.fc12.src.rpm
Size : 367423 License: LGPLv2+
Signature : RSA/8, Thu 01 Oct 2009 03:42:28 AM MYT, Key ID 9d1cc34857bbccba
Packager : Fedora Project
Summary : Menu editor for the GNOME desktop
Description :
Alacarte is a graphical menu editor that lets you edit, add, and delete
menu entries. It follows the menu specification and
should work with any desktop environment that uses this specification.

So, just install the alacarte package using yum, and select "System -> Preferences -> Main Menu", and you can now edit your main menu.
# yum install alacarte -y
That's all folks

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